Speech and Language
At Ashgrove School, the speech and language therapists work within the class collaboratively with the teacher and other support staff. This enables all people working with the child to work on agreed targets at the most appropriate times of day in the most naturalistic and meaningful settings.
The speech and language therapist will:
- gather information from any previous speech and language therapists the child has seen.
- assess the child’s abilities on entry to the school
- identify targets jointly with the class teacher
- advise and train staff on how to work on the targets throughout the school day
- aid learning and generalisation.
- monitor and review progress.
- contribute to the annual review proces
- liaise with, inform and advise parents about their child’s progress.
The Speech & Language Therapy Protocol for Children with Autism
Occupational Therapy [OT]
Our school also has one full-time and two part-time occupational health therapists who support our pupils in collaboration with teaching and support staff. This work helps pupils cope better with the practical challenges they face on a daily basis, for example issues such as personal care, but also helps them develop their sensory processing, play and social skills.